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Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, Fireworks, or Explosive Compounds

Federal and state laws require a one-calendar-year expulsion for the possession of a firearm, dangerous weapon or hazardous object on a school campus, at a school function, or within any school safety zone.

A.  No person shall possess, handle, carry, or have under his/her control any weapon or explosive compounds to include fireworks of any kind. 

  • The term “weapon” means and includes any pistol, revolver, or any weapon designed   or intended to propel a missile of any kind; or any Dirk, Bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, or any other knife having a blade of two or more inches; razor blades, straight edge razors, spring sticks, metal knucks, blackjack; or any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in a way to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nunchuck, nunchaku, shuriken or fighting chain, throwing star or oriental dart; explosive compound; bat, club, or other bludgeon-type weapon or articles (baseball bats, hockey sticks, or other sports equipment if possessed by competitors for legitimate athletic purposes are not included if they are  in possession of a student at a time and place which is appropriate or related to the use of these items for athletic purposes by a student) or any weapon of like kind.
  • The law requires that a violation of this code of conduct be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency and notification of the district attorney.

B.  Possession shall be strictly defined as having a substance or object on one’s person including, but not limited to, holding a substance or object in one’s hand for any length of time, including even a few seconds. Possession shall also mean having a substance or object under one’s control, for example, in one’s pocket, book bag, purse, auto, locker, etc.

Disciplinary Offenses

After the Incident Type, Definition, and Examples for each offense is found Level of the offense (1, 2, or 3) and the Description. The level of classification is governed by the severity of each act.